Rossini – Semiramide Overture
Video-masterclass with: Christopher Green – First Piccolo of the Royal Opera House Orchestra (Covent Garden)
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Rossini - Semiramide Overture
- Rossini, Semiramide Overture
- La Fenice in Venice on 3 February 1823.
- Rossini’s opera was based on a Voltaire tragedy. The music took the form of a return to vocal traditions of Rossini’s youth, and was a melodrama in which he “recreated the baroque tradition of decorative singing with unparalleled skill”. The ensemble-scenes (particularly the duos between Arsace and Semiramide) and choruses are of a high order, as is the orchestral writing, which made full use of the large pit in the La Fenice Theatre.
Audio Excerpt from:
- Label: Naxos
- Artists: Prague Sinfonia Orchestra
Video lesson by:
- Christopher Green